Dan DeVries  

Knitting by Dan DeVries

January 2020 - Knitting

January 2020 - Dan DeVries


About the Image(s)

I took a number of photos at a knitting group and liked this one for the hands and color.

Canon 5D3. 80mm, 1600 ISO, 1/100, F4.5. Off-camera flash. Edited in Capture One.

I was thinking of taking a number of hands and knitting photos for a personal project. Any feedback would be great.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
11 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
(Group 74)
Impressive sharpness and a good example for hand art. Hand-knitting was also very popular in my country and still in Anatolia. There was no ready-to-wear sweaters, sweatshirts etc 50 years ago and our moms, grandma's were knitting for the family. There's nothing to say for exif, congrats. Your Project idea is also great, good luck Dan.   Posted: 01/02/2020 09:35:47
Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Thanks Ata.   Posted: 01/05/2020 11:36:25

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
I really like this image Dan. We Irish have a great knitting tradition (& yes I can knit 😊 ). It really tells a story. Super DOF.

Your idea for a project is a lovely idea. Maybe expand it to include hands sewing, crocheting, woodworking and other crafts?   Posted: 01/04/2020 09:41:14

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
How can one comment on perfection. Awesome in all aspects. Great idea for a project.   Posted: 01/04/2020 14:17:44

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
You hit this one out of the park, Dan! Everything is spot on: your exposure, focus, tonality, composition and story. You definitely have a winner and I'll be looking forward to more from this series. d:¬{D   Posted: 01/04/2020 14:32:49

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Oh my! This is superb. I look forward to seeing the other parts of your project. Brilliant.   Posted: 01/04/2020 16:45:38

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Thanks everyone for their encouragement. It was a bit out of my comfort zone to ask people to take photos of their hands - but it seems to have been worth it. There was a wool spinning festival near Seattle yesterday (Saint Distaff's Day), and I captured a few more hands at work.

I do like the idea of extending it to other crafts - Thanks for that idea Miriam.   Posted: 01/05/2020 11:42:57

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
No doubt it's a great capture . :)   Posted: 01/11/2020 19:01:41

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
This is definitely a winner! You eliminated distractions in processing and really focus the viewer's attention on the hands. Great project!   Posted: 01/13/2020 15:05:15

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
The cropping, crisp focus and the lighting are handled to perfection.   Posted: 01/25/2020 06:10:10

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Thanks everyone!   Posted: 01/25/2020 10:54:35